Homilies


1939

Ash Wednesday

Speaker: | February 14, 2018

Preached February 14, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Happy Valentine’s Day! Now what does Valentine’s Day have to do with Ash Wednesday? As we all know the symbol of Valentine’s Day is...


2008

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Speaker: | January 30, 2018

Preached January 28, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon St. John, in his Gospel, tells us that when the Jewish officials came from Jerusalem to question St. John the Baptist about his identity...


1970

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Speaker: | January 22, 2018

Preached January 21, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon  Repent and believe the Gospel.  The Greek word that we translate as ‘Repent’ is ‘metanoeĩte’; the noun form of which is ‘metanoía’.  Literally the...


2006

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Speaker: | January 15, 2018

Preached January 14, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Speak, Lord, for you servant is listening.  Today’s 1st reading with the account of the young Samuel, sleeping in the Temple, hearing the voice...


1986

Epiphany

Speaker: | January 10, 2018

Preached January 7, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Wisdom is a difficult thing, so the Feast of the Magi, the Wise men, is a difficult feast; journeys are difficult things; often pilgrims...


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Holy Family

Speaker: | December 31, 2017

Preached December 31, 2017: St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon   I will begin today real life parable: A priest and a woman psychologist were collaborating in counseling a couple experiencing some rather severe...


2017
Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Speaker: | December 26, 2017

Preached December 25, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon   Today’s Gospel draws back the veil of eternity and gives us a glimpse of the Word that was in the beginning with God,...


1967

4th Sunday of Advent

Speaker: | December 24, 2017

Preached December 24, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon   Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,...